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The gecko's foot : bio-inspiration : engineered from nature

Author: Peter Forbes
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cutting-edge science book in the style of FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM and CHAOS from an exciting and accessible new voice in popular science writing. Biomemtics is the new engineering.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Forbes
ISBN: 0007179901 9780007179909
OCLC Number: 57006064
Description: xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Something new under the sun --
The great sacred lotus cleans up --
Nature's nylon --
Clinging to the ceiling --
The gleam in nature's eye --
The molecular erector set --
Insects can't fly --
Origami for engineers --
The push and pull building system --
Designing the future (naturally).
Responsibility: Peter Forbes.
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